Can I Dye Yarn Gray with Food Coloring?

Did you know it’s hard to dye yarn gray with food coloring? Like, really hard? See, there’s no true black food coloring. It’s made up of other food coloring dyes. Typically you end up with a really dark purple. Or a purple-leaning “black”. Or the colors break and you get … Continue reading

This Week in Space: January 4-10

This year, I thought I’d add a new feature to the blog, inspired by the Year in Space desk calendar that Chad got for me from The Planetary Society. I’ll be posting it once a week — hence the name, This Week in Space. And since the Cline Observatory at … Continue reading

Amazing Sights Near and Far

I’ve been hearing — and reading — about comet PANSTARRS on Twitter for days now, so Chad and I decided to pull out the telescope after dinner to see if we could spot it. It was supposed to have the easy-to-use marker of the sliver moon, which it would be … Continue reading